[Assam] 16 lakh illegal Bangladeshi migrants in India
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Wed May 9 22:08:36 PDT 2007
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On 5/10/07, Pradip Kumar Datta <pradip200 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> *Pranab: 16 lakh B'deshis in India*
> NEW DELHI, May 9: The number of illegal Bangladeshi migrants in India is
> estimated to be around 15-16 lakh, Lok Sabha was informed today. "Illegal
> infiltration is taking place. We have taken up the matter with the
> Bangladesh Government besides initiating measures including strengthening of
> the Border Security Force and construction of border fencing to curb illegal
> influx into the country," External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee said
> during Question Hour.
> On reported anti-Indian activities in Bangladesh, Mukherjee said some
> insurgent groups were indulging in such activities and New Delhi had taken
> up the issue with Dhaka at the highest level.
> "Assurances have been given that Bangladesh territory will not be allowed
> to be used for activities inimical to India. We have emphasized them that
> there is need for concrete and sustained action towards fulfilling this
> assurance," he said.
> On the number of illegal migrants, some BJP members claimed it could be as
> high as five crore.
> The Minister said: "These are just estimates, and no one can give an
> accurate picture. Even this number of 15-16 lakh is being denied by
> Bangladesh". PTI Sentinel Assam
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